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Sussex County man pleads guilty to fentanyl possession

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to possession of fentanyl and careless driving, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Christopher W. Barry, 35, of Wantage Township pled guilty to an accusation of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance a motor vehicle summons for careless driving before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Virtual Courtroom in Newton on August 2, Koch said.

Barry admitted to being in possession of fentanyl, and operating a motor vehicle in Newton on May 9, 2021, in a careless manner, Koch said.

Barry is scheduled to be sentenced on September 9 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Koch said.

Barry was represented by Matthew Young Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.

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